68, of Phoenix, Arizona passed away on August 9th, 2014 at Hospice of Valley Ryan House. Bob in his early career was an attorney for the Federal Government Department of Interior specializing in Bureau of Indian Affairs. At the time of his death, Bob had been the Chief Judge of the Chemehuevi Indian Tribal Court for 15 years and was a Justice on the Appeals Court of the Colorado River Indian Tribes. He was remembered as a blessing to the Chukchansi Indian tribe by the clerk of the court. In addition to his specialization in Indian law, Bob was a Colorado River water rights legal consultant in Arizona and California. Bob graduated from UC Santa Barbara with a Masters in History and a Juris Doctorate from Arizona State University. He is survived by his Sister Margie, 4 nieces and 3 nephews.
Published in The Arizona Republic on Aug. 20, 2014